The Arboretum

Arboretum Landing Page

Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum is one of the true gems of the Greater Cincinnati region. The 733-acre garden serves as an incredibly beautiful horticultural educational facility for the Cincinnati community and for the region as a whole. Its heritage is tied to a strong, continuing tradition of horticulturists embedded in Spring Grove’s leadership.

Spring Grove's Arboretum is proud to be a Level III Accredited site, as awarded by the Morton Arboretum Register. The Morton Arboretum (http://www.arbnet.org/arboretum-accreditation.html) has established the Morton Register of Arboreta and a basic system of accreditation to recognize arboreta of various degrees of development, capacity, and professionalism. Spring Grove is only one of two historic cemeteries to achieve the enhanced Level III designation for arboretum standards.

The mission of Spring Grove's Arboretum is to collect and display woody plants to enhance the educational, outreach, and research opportunities for its visitors. The Arboretum continues to focus on plant selections and their use in managed urban landscapes throughout the Midwest. In addition to managing and expanding existing selections, another goal of the Arboretum is to establish new collections of Midwest natives and nonindigenous species, and ultimately, to develop gardens that express and promote the vital relationship that exists between plants and people.

The Arboretum is dedicated to the protection and stewardship of Spring Grove Cemetery’s heritage and to promoting environmental sustainability while increasing the beauty of the garden.

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Obituaries

Ora Robson, 87
Born: Monday, July 29, 1929
Died: Sunday, August 28, 2016

Michael Bostic, Sr. , 64
Born: Friday, November 23, 1951
Died: Thursday, August 25, 2016

Rosemary Deremo, 89
Born: Thursday, February 10, 1927
Died: Thursday, August 25, 2016

Gavin Mark Reimer, 0
Born: Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Died: Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Betty Mae Schain, 88
Born: Monday, February 06, 1928
Died: Sunday, August 21, 2016

Upcoming Events

Sep 03Weekend Walkabout / September
Sep 07Public Tram Tour September
Sep 15 - Sep 15Twilight Tour / September
Sep 17 - Sep 1712th Annual Lantern Lighting Ceremony
Sep 20Grief to Peace / Spring Grove
Sep 24Fall Plant Identification
Sep 25September Public Tram Tour
Sep 25Public Tram Tour Sept
Sep 27Grief to Peace / Tri County
Oct 01Weekend Walkabout / October